Barbara Eden
Actor, singer
Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden is an American film and television actress and singer who is best known for her starring role in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.
Biography
Barbara Eden's personal information overview.
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Celebrities Remember Zsa Zsa Gabor With Touching Notes On Social Media
Huffington Post - 2 months
On Sunday, actress and glamour icon Zsa Zsa Gabor died at age 99. Upon hearing the sad news, celebrities flocked to Twitter to share their condolences and words of remembrance. Stars including Miley Cyrus, Larry King and Paris Hilton, whose great-grandfather Conrad Hilton was once married to Gabor, all shared touching notes online. “Sad to hear the news of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s passing. My great grandfather and her made such a beautiful couple. May she rest in peace,” wrote Paris, while King posted, “There will only be one Zsa Zsa Gabor. And, I liked her a lot. Rest In Peace, my dear.”  See more celebrity reactions below:  Zsa Zsa!!!!! What a LONG & beautiful life! I have been beyond inspired by your style & grace! We LOVE & MISS YOU! #99 #ZsaZsa pic.twitter.com/TfTAAy7S3v — Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 19, 2016 #ZsaZsa #RIP — Andy Cohen (@Andy) December 18, 2016 Goodbye Zsa Zsa https://t.co/jcFFWO43ME via @ ...
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'I Dream Of Jeannie' Star Says The Show Was 'Never, Ever' Sexist
Huffington Post - 7 months
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Barbara Eden, Rosie O'Donnell strut their stuff on the runway
Fox News - about 2 years
Rosie O'Donnell opened with a wry quip: "I had a lot of stress today, I don't know if you heard."
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'Star Trek' Actor Dead At 91
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Michael Ansara, the actor who played the "Star Trek" Klingon commander Kang in the franchise's TV show, died on Wednesday, July 31. He was 91. The actor died in his home in Calabasas, Calif., after a longterm illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His former publicist confirmed the news on August 2. Born in Syria, Ansara came to the U.S. with his parents when he was two years old. He is known as one of the only seven "Star Trek" actors to play the same character on three different versions of the beloved series. His last appearance as Kang was in 1996. His major film roles include parts in the 1953 version of "Julius Caesar," 1961's "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told" in 1965. He also made many TV appearances on shows like "I Dream of Jeannie," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," and "The Outer Limits." His accomplishments earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ansara was married to "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Ede ...
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Lea Grover: Talking to Your Kids About Anthony Weiner's Penis
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Internet is a new media. And like all new media, it's an opportunity to behave very, very badly. Since the dawn of time, new media has given us new ways to come up with poor behavior. Was the Venus of Willendorf a sexual totem? Was she intended to arouse paleolithic men? Was the Marquis de Sade expressing the desires of an entire class of horny and angry aristocrats? Was Barbara Eden's belly button a siren luring young people into heinous acts of degradation? I don't know. But I do know quite a bit about online porn. Once upon a time, you could publish pictures (and later, video!) of people engaging in all sorts of sexual acts, and you could charge other people a great deal of money to look at those pictures. People selling those pictures became millionaires. People taking those pictures found markets for every bizarre kink or perversion known (or previously unknown) to human kind. A gigantic industry was born. Nowadays, Internet porn isn't the same sort of m ...
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Barbara Eden dons 'I Dream of Jeannie' costume
USA Today - almost 4 years
Remember 'I Dream of Jeannie'?
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Barbara Eden, 78, dons "Jeannie" costume at charity gala
CBS News - almost 4 years
The actress dusted off her iconic "I Dream of Jeannie" crop top and harem pants at the Life Ball on Saturday in Vienna, Austria
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'My Crazy Obsession': Man Flies Barbara Eden Mannequin To Meet Her
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A lot of people have fond memories of the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." For 50-year-old Greg Cochrane, his love of the show and its star, Barbara Eden, has become an obsession. Enough so that he was spotlighted on "My Crazy Obsession." Greg collects all kinds of classic Hollywood memorabilia, but he has a special place in his heart for Eden's iconic character. He even has a life-sized mannequinn of Eden that wears her iconic "Jeannie" costume. When Barbara Eden was performing in a play in Kansasy City, Greg packed up his mannequin and headed off from Florida to meet her. Yes, he bought a plan ticket for his mannequin. In total, he sad he spent about $1,000 on the trip, but it was totally worth it. After all, Eden brought George up on stage at the show where he got to meet and interact with her. "I’ve waited 46 years to meet you," he told her. "Well, I’m so happy you did," she responded. "After all these years of collecting, it’s finally paid off," Greg said. "Jus ...
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Mike Kinosian: Twelve-Step Meeting 'Steps' Into On-Air, Online Spotlight
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Sadness and disappointment all too often permeate our society. Having a substance abuse issue usually leads to extreme depression; not knowing what to do about it or where to get help however might be even more cataclysmic. As always though, knowledge is power, and potent indeed are the wisdom-packed stories of Powerful Radio Productions' "Steppin' Out Radio," the first and only 12-step meeting on radio and online. "Steppin' Out Radio" doesn't mimic real life -- it is real life. Surviving and thriving is beyond doubt the desired result of the storytellers featured in this gripping, riveting, and triumphant radio show. Common thread woven throughout these compelling narratives is how a person becomes powerless over something capable of literally destroying their life. The brainchild of Powerful Radio President/Executive Producer Denise McIntee, "Steppin' Out Radio" stemmed from the longtime radio veteran's fascination with graduate Psychology courses she was t ...
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Award-Winning Radio Personality Sheena Metal Celebrates Four Years at LA Talk Radio
California News Wire - about 4 years
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Countering the rapid turnover of 21st century radio personalities, a four-year on-air run is a milestone, especially when it keeps on running. Veteran radio host and personality Sheena Metal recently celebrated her 1,000th broadcast by interviewing LA Talk Radio station owner/founder Sam Hasson. The celebration was a ramp-up to the anniversary of her daily program “The Sheena Metal Experience” which turned four on January 7th. The show is one of the station’s top-rated programs. “We are delighted to be celebrating Sheena’s four-year-anniversary with LA Talk Radio,” says Hasson. “Since she launched her daily radio show ‘The Sheena Metal Experience’ in January 2009, Sheena has grown tremendously in every way and built a respectable audience that is loyal and devoted. We anticipate more great entertainment and intriguing guests in the coming year. LA Talk Radio is proud to call Sheena Metal one of our own.” The admiration is returned by lis ...
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Barbara Eden remembers Larry Hagman (VIDEOS)
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Classic TV sitcom "I Dream Of Jeannie" star Barbara Eden remembers co-star Larry Hagman: He was a 'wonderful rascal.'
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Barbara Eden Mourns The Loss Of Larry Hagman
Popeater - over 4 years
It's a sad day in Hollywood. TV icon Larry Hagman, who is best known for playing villain J.R. Ewing on "Dallas," died at the age of 81 on Friday, Nov. 23, following complications from his battle with throat cancer. And now, his "I Dream of Jeannie" co-star Barbara Eden, 78, is mourning the death of her good friend and colleague. Eden posted a message of her Facebook page, honoring Hagman's incredible career: As I received the news this evening and as you read this I still cannot completely express the shock and impact from the news that Larry Hagman has passed. I can still remember, that first day on Zuma Beach with him, in the frigid cold. From that day for five more years, Larry was the center of so many fun, wild, shocking… and in retrospect, memorable moments that will remain in my heart forever. He was such a key element in my life for so long and even, years after I Dream of Jeannie; our paths crossed many times. Throughout various productions I had the ...
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Edward D. Kleinbard: Tax Fairness and Fairness in Tax Data Reporting
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Did you know that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently demonstrated that the top 1 percent of American taxpayers "pay too much" in federal taxes? It was news to me, and no doubt to the CBO itself. We have Ari Fleischer, President George W. Bush's former press officer, to thank for this startling piece of disinformation, via a late July op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Why pick on Ari Fleischer? After all, he is just a political operative, not a scholar or journalist. There are two reasons to rise in response to his op-ed. First, I want to offer the actual facts to those readers who have open minds. Second, I want to defend the honor of the CBO itself, since by virtue of its mission it is not able to respond directly to gross distortions of its work product. The document in question is the CBO's July 2012 report, The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2008 and 2009. (It's online at http://cbo.gov/publication/43373.) This catchy titl ...
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Three New Sitcoms Put the Focus on Young Single Women
NYTimes - over 5 years
In “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” the heroines bicker over who is the Mary in their relationship and who is merely Rhoda. They are referring of course to “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which cemented the rule that the prettier, nicer friend is the star and the sarcastic one is the sidekick. That tenet of
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Geek nirvana gets underway tonight in Toronto - The Sudbury Star
Google News - over 5 years
Reuters photo Among attendees at Fan Expo are Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, who starred together in I Dream of Jeannie. By WAYNE CHAMBERLAIN Toronto will be the epicentre of Canadian geekdom for four days as Toronto Fan Expo brings together a unique
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Barbara Eden is 77. (Born 1934) She is best known for her role as Jeannie on the television show "I Dream of Jeannie." She also starred in the TV show "Harper Valley PTA" Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen is 77
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barbara Eden
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 81
    On 29 April 2016, Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters presented Eden with their prestigious Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award.
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  • 2013
    Age 78
    In late 2013, Eden was cast in the movie One Song, which was filmed in Excelsior, Minnesota.
    More Details Hide Details Eden wrote a memoir, Jeannie Out of the Bottle, which was released on April 5, 2011, by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House. Chronicling Eden's personal life and Hollywood career of more than 50 years, the book debuted at #14 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Jeannie Out of the Bottle includes intimate details about Eden's early childhood, her rise to popularity in her teens and early twenties, her co-stars over the years, and Eden's work leading up to and during I Dream of Jeannie. Also covered are her three marriages (to Michael Ansara from 1958 to 1974, Charles Fegert from 1977 to 1982, and Jon Eicholtz from 1991 to the present) and her "emotional breakdown" following the death of her only child, Matthew Ansara, from a drug overdose. On 17 November 1988, Eden received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to television.
    In May 2013, Eden appeared with former American President Bill Clinton, Sir Elton John, and Fergie at the opening ceremony of the 21st Life Ball in Vienna, where Eden wore her famous Jeannie harem costume.
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  • 2009
    Age 74
    In April 2009, she began hosting a national touring production of Ballroom With a Twist, a live theater show from Louis van Amstel of Dancing with the Stars.
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  • 2008
    Age 73
    Eden's starred in the play Love Letters with Hal Linden, and a guest-starring role on the Lifetime series Army Wives, written and produced by her niece, Katherine Fugate. In December 2008, she began filming the TV movie Always and Forever for the Hallmark Channel, shown in October 2009.
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  • 2006
    Age 71
    In March 2006, Hagman and Eden again reunited, this time onstage in New York, for Love Letters at the College of Staten Island and at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
    More Details Hide Details This was Eden's first visit to the United States Military Academy since appearing in The West Point Story in 1956.
    In March 2006, Eden reunited with her former co-star Larry Hagman for a publicity tour in New York City to promote the first-season DVD of I Dream of Jeannie.
    More Details Hide Details They appeared together on Good Morning America, The View, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Martha, and Showbiz Tonight, among other shows.
  • 2000
    Age 65
    From 2000 to 2004, Eden starred in the national touring production of the play The Odd Couple...
    More Details Hide Details The Female Version, playing the role of Florence Unger opposite Rita MacKenzie as Olive Madison.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1993
    Age 58
    In 1993, she starred in an 11-city national tour of the play Last of the Red Hot Lovers with Don Knotts.
    More Details Hide Details She made three guest appearances in the last few seasons of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch as Irma, the family's evil matriarch. Eden starred in such musical comedies as Nite Club Confidential (playing the role of Kay Goodman, in 1996), The Sound Of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific with Robert Goulet, The Pajama Game with John Raitt, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes playing Lorelei Lee. She has been a musical guest star in many variety television shows, including 21 Bob Hope specials, The Carol Burnett Show, The Jonathan Winters Show, The Jerry Lewis Show, This is Tom Jones show, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and Donny and Marie. She released an album entitled Miss Barbara Eden in 1967, for the record label Dot Records. She recorded three songs in 1978 for the Harper Valley P.T.A. Soundtrack.
  • 1991
    Age 56
    In 1991, she starred in the stage play Same Time, Next Year with Wayne Rogers, and reprised her role of Jeannie in a television movie of the week.
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  • 1990
    Age 55
    In 1990, Eden had a recurring role of a billionairess seeking revenge against J. R. Ewing in five episodes of the final season of Dallas, playing the captivating character Lee Ann De La Vega, reuniting her with her I Dream of Jeannie co-star Hagman.
    More Details Hide Details In her final episode, the character admits that her maiden name was "Lee Ann Nelson", which was a production gag, as "Nelson" was the surname of Hagman's character, and Eden's character's married name, in I Dream of Jeannie.
  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 49
    From April 3 through September 16, 1984, Eden starred in the Lee Guber and Shelly Gross national production of the John Kander and Fred Ebb Tony Award-winning musical comedy Woman Of The Year, playing the role of Tess Harding Craig, alongside Don Chastain (as Sam Craig), and Marilyn Cooper.
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  • 1978
    Age 43
    In 1978, she starred in the feature film Harper Valley PTA, based on the popular country song.
    More Details Hide Details This led to a namesake television series in 1981. In both the movie and the TV series, Eden played the show's heroine, Stella Johnson. The show won 11 of its 13 time slots during its first season. It was a comedy version of Peyton Place, with Anne Francine playing wealthy villain Flora Simpson Reilly. In one episode, Stella dressed in a blue and gold genie costume and in another she played both Stella and her cousin Della Smith (similar to Jeannie's evil twin-sister character). The TV series Harper Valley PTA began January 16, 1981, and was renamed simply Harper Valley when the show began its second season on October 29, 1981. The show ran until August 14, 1982, producing 29 episodes for NBC and Universal MCA.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 30
    In 1965, Eden signed a contract with Sidney Sheldon to star on his up-and-coming fantasy sitcom I Dream of Jeannie that would air on NBC.
    More Details Hide Details After various brunette starlets and beauty queens unsuccessfully tried out for the role, she was approached by Sheldon who had seen her in The Brass Bottle and had been recommended by various colleagues. Eden played Jeannie, a beautiful genie set free from her bottle by astronaut and United States Air Force captain (later major) Anthony "Tony" Nelson, played by Larry Hagman. Expected to be a blockbuster like its rival-show Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie was only a mild ratings success, topping off its first year at #27, tying with Lassie. The series spent its second, third, and fifth seasons out of the top 30 programs. Season four proved to be the sitcom's most successful year, ending at #26. Eden continued to appear regularly on stage, starring in the play Blithe Spirit, and in television specials such as Telly Who Loves Ya Baby? with Telly Savalas, and The Best of Everything with Hal Linden and Dorothy Loudon.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 22
    She did a screen test for the role of Betty Anderson in the 1957 film version of Peyton Place, but Terry Moore got the role.
    More Details Hide Details She had minor roles in Bailout At 43,000, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, and The Wayward Girl, and then became a leading lady in films and starred opposite Gary Crosby, Barry Coe, and Sal Mineo in A Private's Affair. She had a co-starring role in Flaming Star (1960), with Elvis Presley. The following year, she played in a supporting role as Lt. Cathy Connors in Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. She starred in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, a George Pal-directed Cinerama film for MGM, and another Irwin Allen production for 20th Century Fox, Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962). Eden was also the female lead in the 1962 Fox comedy Swingin' Along, starring the comedy team of Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall, in their final joint screen appearance. She did a screen test with Andy Williams for the 20th Century Fox movie State Fair, but did not get the role.
  • 1956
    Age 21
    "Next she was a semi-regular on The Johnny Carson Show, a prime time series in 1956."
    More Details Hide Details She made featured appearances on television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The West Point Story, Highway Patrol, Private Secretary, I Love Lucy, The Millionaire, Target: The Corruptors! Crossroads, Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, December Bride, Bachelor Father, Father Knows Best, Adventures in Paradise, The Andy Griffith Show, Cain's Hundred, Saints and Sinners, The Virginian, Slattery's People, The Rogues, and the series finale of Route 66. She guest-starred in four episodes of Burke's Law, playing different roles each time. She was an uncredited extra in the movie The Tarnished Angels with Rock Hudson, in partnership with 20th Century Fox studios. She then starred in the syndicated comedy TV series How to Marry a Millionaire. The series is based on the 1953 film of the same name. Discovery in the Hollywood sense came when she starred in a play with James Drury. Film director Mark Robson, who later directed her in the movie From the Terrace, had come to the play and wanted her for 20th Century Fox studios. Her screen test was the Joanne Woodward role in No Down Payment (1957). Though she did not get the role, the studio gave her a contract.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 16
    She was then elected Miss San Francisco, as Barbara Huffman, in 1951.
    More Details Hide Details Eden also entered the Miss California pageant, but did not win.
  • OTHER
  • 1931
    Age -4
    Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1931, in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Alice Mary (née Franklin) and Hubert Henry Morehead, although for decades, her year of birth was thought to be 1934.
    More Details Hide Details Her parents divorced when she was three; her mother, Alice, and she moved to San Francisco, where later her mother married Harrison Connor Huffman, a telephone lineman. The Great Depression deeply affected the Huffman family, and as they were unable to afford many luxuries, Barbara's mother entertained the children by singing songs. This musical background left a lasting impression on Eden, who began taking acting classes because she felt it might help her improve her singing. Eden's first public performance was singing in the church choir, where she sang the solos. When she was 14, she sang in local bands for $10 a night in night clubs. At age 16, she became a member of Actor's Equity. She studied singing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and acting with the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in the Spring Class of 1949 and studied theater for one year at City College of San Francisco.
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